Acer's 10-inch Netbook is One of the Cheapest

Although it may be late to the party, Acer now joins in with its 10-inch netbook.

Acer America today announced that its 10-inch (which actually has a 10.1-inch screen, to be exact) Aspire One AOD150 is now making its way into U.S. stores.

Under the hood, the new AOD150 is nothing new. In fact, its components list look like something from last year. The Intel Atom N270 is at the heart, along with the 945GSE chipset, 1 GB RAM, Windows XP -- basically, what we’ve already seen from the Asus and MSI offerings.

The AOD150 also ships standard with a 6-cell, 4400 mAh battery to provide what Acer is advertising as up to six hours of computing time.

Perhaps in hopes to immediately set it self apart with a bit of fashion, the new Aspire One will come in four different colors: white, black, blue and red. And if a snazzy red netbook isn’t enough to reel in the consumers, Acer will fall back on what made its 8.9-inch such a hit -- the price.

The AOD150 will retail for $349.99. Check out Laptopmag's review of it here.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • A Stoner
    Is it cheap or inexpensive? Cheap gives negative tone as in poor quality that makes it less costly. I know these are tiny screens, but what I really want to see is higher resolution on these things. I think they should all be at a minimum the partial HD screen of 1280x720 pixels. I would be much more happy with higher resolution yet. While not everyone has perfect vision, those of us with perfect vision would like to use it. I got a Dell Mini 9 for my wife, and while she loves it, I could not use the thing, because I cannot get enough information on the screen to be productive. I want information, and alot of it.
  • pug_s
    I have the original acer aspire one, and this one looks like a definite improvement over the last one, but it is bigger than the older one.
  • cl_spdhax1
  • Maxor127
    Maybe if these POS ever drop down to around $100, I'll consider buying one. $350 is still too much for what's basically a crappy, outdated, stripped-down laptop.
  • jsloan
    maybe they could do a no os one (without xp) for $50-$100 less (reduced by what they pay for xp)

    what i dont like is the screen resolution (1024x600).
  • hellwig
    I'm with A Stoner on this one. The new 10 inch has the same resolution as the old 8.9 inch? It may be bigger, but that's only an improvement for people with poor eyesight. When I get a bigger screen, I want more pixels, not bigger pixels. This is the main reason I waited so long to get a LCD monitor. The screen size is nice, but I'm a developer, I want to put more data on the screen, not just see it bigger (not that I would use a netbook for development).

    I guess the only real benefit is that the 6-cell battery now comes standard. You know how hard it was to find a 6-cell version of the original in stores? Impossible. Thankfully Newegg got theirs back in stock in time for Christmas.
  • Master Exon
    Why does nobody provide a 1280x768 option? 1024x600 is pretty ass to look at.
  • AndrewMD
    HP had their orginal mini-note with a high resolution screen, but the price was in the $800.00 + range.

    These units are already near the no profit margin as compared to other laptops...

  • The 600-line resolution is dictated by MS in order to get the deeply discounted XP licenses that help the Windows devices remain almost as cheap as the Linux devices. We're talking $25 or less XP OEM licenses here.
  • smalltime0
    jsloanmaybe they could do a no os one (without xp) for $50-$100 less (reduced by what they pay for xp)what i dont like is the screen resolution (1024x600).The licensing fee for XP on a netbook is sweet FA, I think its in the $30 region for local OEMs, with the larger ones paying even less (I think its in the $20 region), its part of the reason Msoft want people to use 7 on netbooks, they'll charge nore for the license. For that money you cannot upgrade the resolution of the screen